Packers Select OLB Kyler Fackrell In Third Round

By Eric Rogers
Apr. 29, 2016
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers filled an area of need Friday night be selected linebacker Kyler Fackrell in the third round of the NFL Draft.
Fackrell is an Arizona native listed at 6″5′ 250 lbs, but says he’d like to add 10 lbs to his upper body in order to improve on power moves.
Although he was an All-Mountain West First-Teamer and Butkus Award Semifinalist this past season, the biggest knock against Fackrell was the season-ending knee injury in 2014 that occurred after just a single game.
Fackrell calls the injury a “blessing in disguise” because his wife was pregnant at the time and having difficulties. That time off from football allowed him to care for her and their future daughter.
His senior season, Fackrell set a Utah State record with 12 quarterback hurries. He was also recruited by former University of Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen.
Career-highs include 13 tackles against BYU in 2013, 3 tackles for loss against Colorado State in 2015, and three times recorded a pair of sacks.